When I was a newbie photographer (the years I wish I could forget) I thought that if I had a nice camera and all the latest gadgets, I would be successful. Putting the camera on Auto would be fine, right?
No, not fine.
It turns out that manual mode is the way to go, and learning how ISO, aperture and shutter speed work together will pay off BIG TIME. I have so much more control of how my images turn out. Occasionally people ask me for photography tips & tricks, and I try my hardest to explain it to them. I usually end up drawing a diagram, so I figured I would make a pretty printable for me and you! Feel free to share it with your friends!
This cheat sheet shows what each setting does to an image. The key to great photography is learning how to balance ISO, shutter speed and aperture. What is your goal with your image? If your main goal is to have a sharp subject and a blurry background, then you know you need to have a low number for your aperture. If you want to take a picture of your child running
away from you, then you know you need a fast shutter speed to capture the action. After you pick your priority, then you can adjust the others to make an amazing image! Try it out and let us know how it goes!
(you can download image by clicking on the picture, click one more time to enlare it, then right click and select “save image as”. You can copy and paste the images in a word document and manipulate the size as desired)